We found 15 resources with the concept the north star
How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?
6 mins 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
Navigation By the North Star: A Lesson Plan in Four Parts
6th - 10th
Students investigate why the North Star was important for navigation, how stars move across the night sky, how to locate the North Star, how to make a crude sextant, and how to determine latitude using a sextant and the North Star. They...